The White House Correspondents’ Association announced Monday that the White House Correspondents’ Dinner has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 29th, 2020, same week as the 2020 Republican National Convention. After consulting with “public health and medical officials,” the White House Correspondents Association announced their new date, determined to “celebrate the kind [of] important journalism we have seen throughout this crisis.”
The White House Correspondents’ Association was also happy to confirm that their host, Kenan Thompson of SNL, and featured entertainer, Hazan Minhaj of Netflix’s ‘Patriot Act’, are both able to attend the new date, and that Bob Bain Productions will still be partnering with White House Correspondents’ Association to bring a refreshing new look to the classic dinner. The two entertainers signal a return back to the Dinner’s long standing tradition of featuring comedic headliners. But that won’t be the only big changes this year.
In February, the White House Correspondents’ Association’s President, Jonathan Karl introduced new awards recognizing accountability journalism and reportorial courage, which have incidentally become central topics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan Karl is the author of the new bestseller, Front Row at The Trump Show.
President Trump, who has skipped the event for the past three years, has made no mention of attending the event this year.